About formatting a modded console

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by JazzCat.CL, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. JazzCat.CL
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    Hello, i need to fix a friend's new 3ds XL. The thing is that the brought it second handed and it was already modded with luma to play backups. The thing is that i comes with the old user Nintendo ID. Can we format the console and keep the cfw ? or is he going to lose everything?
     
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    Formatting does not get rid of CFW.
     
  3. JazzCat.CL
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    Great! so the id and the other stuff is going to be deleted but not the CFW? because we have it updated in the last firmware but with luma, so i was afraid of deleting everything and getting the console in the last version and not being able to cfw'd it again
     
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    Formatting just gets rid of your games and stuff, it can't remove cfw
     
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    You will likely need to reinstall game titles, but the actual cfw will not be touched. Also, if ya got any saves ya want. Use a save manager such as JKSM's save manager to keep what you want
     
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    Thanks everyone!
     
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